Looking or “Pier” Glass
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Other Decorative Arts
England, 1740-1770. Walnut, mirrored glass; pine gilding, original beveled glass. 41 5/8" h. x 15 ¾" w.
The rectangular looking glass has an upper plate of mirrored glass that
overlaps the top of the lower plate. Upper part of frame has a stepped
ogee edge. A walnut-veneered scalloped crest with pierced central
roundel containing a gilded foliate motif. Molded cross-banding surrounds glass, held in place by an inner carved and gilded edge. Backboards have
been replaced, crest is repaired, but the original iron hanging sleeve
remains in place; generally good condition given age, and of exceptional size.